Puichéric

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownPuichéric
Insee code11301
Postcode11700
Latitude43.2214730
Longitude2.6180260
AltitudeFrom 48 to 106 meters
Surface13.21 km²
Population1111 inhabitants
Density84 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

Chief townCarcassonne (at 24 km, 25 min)Saint-Couat-d'Aude at 2.2 km
DepartmentAudeBlomac at 2.5 km
RegionLanguedoc-RoussillonSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Located in the heart of the Aude, between Carcassonne and Narbonne, Puichéric is a charming town Minervois with just over 1,000 inhabitants. With its history and its traditions, wine is the main activity.

From a geographic standpoint, Puichéric is nicknamed the Venice of the Minervois. Indeed, no fewer than three rivers crisscross the territory of the municipality: the Canal du Midi, Aude and finally Rigole (which also crosses the pond to dry Marseillette), thus offering picturesque landscape.

Currently expanding, said the village will economic development associated with maintaining the quality of life related to rural areas. This town has all the shops.

History Puichéric through his castle: The castle first Puichéric, probably dates from the 6th or 7th century. The rock Puichéric, outcrop of excellent building stone had to immediately attract the attention of the conquering Visigoths (412). And the name of Puichéric Podium Theodoroci Terrece the Pech of Theodoric (the mountain of Theodoric) the most famous Gothic princes with Alaric the second appears to confirm this hypothesis. In 1355, the fortifications were ruined by Puichéric English Black Prince, and their stones were used to trace the current enclosure. The castle will host the latest "Father of Two Seas Canal" Paul Riquet. The castle has a very interesting past and is in itself an enormous wealth, but it can not be visited because it is privately owned.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Visit the Church of Puichéric: listed on the inventory of historical monuments, paintings of the choir classified.
  • Wine cooperatives and special wine.
  • Canal du Midi: In Puichéric there are two locks:
  • From Lock Puichéric, the plane trees lining the canal will accompany you through the vineyards puichéricois. You will pass under the old railway bridge that connected the line Caunes-Minervois Moux.
  • The keeper of the next lock called "the needle" was the original idea to create and make some sculptures in wood to customize the location of passage. Frozen for eternity, these works of art to the delight of boaters who pass this lock: humor and irony, jokes, legends, characters and objects diverted from their traditional function, thumbing its nose at the established art .. . It hangs in the current Singularity Art and Art Brut, and nicknamed the horse Factor boating. Features!
  • Between the two locks, a small stone bridge over the canal. This is the place closest to the village and many houseboats make a stop at this place.
  • There is also a laundry room located between the old stone bridge and the lock of the needle where once, the women of the surrounding countryside came to wash their clothes.
  • Note also on the banks, near the laundry and all along the canal, "fourcadelles" wood (from the Occitan means fork). These places are usually good fishing spots and you will probably meet a lot of fishermen on the canal.
  • If you're not by boat, the towpath is ideal for walking on foot or by bike!
  • Other activities on the village:
  • Football (youth and adults).
  • Handball (youth, adults male and female teams).
  • Bowls.
  • Fisheries.
  • Canoe on the water Aude, under the suspension bridge in the village.
Detailed information
MonumentsCastle of Puichéric,   Church Notre-Dame

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Usually held the second Sunday of January, "the fair's pig, Minervois and the riches of land Aude Cathar Country" attracts over 6,000 visitors. This event has a rich and diverse market of regional products and labeled Cathar Country: olive oil, meat, honey, wine, etc.. All exposed along the Circulade in the old village. This special day is punctuated by original animations: pig races, meal "freginat" contest the cry of the pig, play, contest vine pruning, etc.. A festive fair and friendly ...

Many festivities are also on the agenda throughout the year: Carnival, Music Festival, the "night of fire" by firefighters, July 14 (with games for children, the fireworks and ball), without forgetting the traditional festivities of New Year and the activities offered by the many associations of the village.

On or about August 15 was the local festival held for 5 days with dancing, racing wheelbarrows, wine bar, round table.

PHOTOS

The lock of the needle PuichéricThe lock of the needle Puichéric
 
View of the villageView of the village
The fountain located in the heart of the villageThe fountain located in the heart of the village
 
The steepleThe steeple
The spire by nightThe spire by night
 
The suspension bridge over the River AudeThe suspension bridge over the River Aude
Aude The boardAude The board
 
The Fair PigThe Fair Pig
Major regional market for Fair PigMajor regional market for Fair Pig
 
Animation varied at the fairAnimation varied at the fair

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WEATHER

Sunday 20 April
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Monday 21 April
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Tuesday 22 April
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge Côté Jardin  
7.2
Conilhac-Corbières
In the shade of the terrace, the veranda or in the contemporary dining room, savor the cuisine of Chef David Prevel. L'Auberge offers a rich menu of local products, evolving with the...
Located 8.9 km from Puichéric38 € per person 
World food restaurantEn Bonne Compagnie  
8.8
Homps
CHARMING, CHARMING! - To be En Bonne Compagnie, visit Homps near olonzac. A beautifully restored village house invites you to the banks of the Canal du Midi. Amateurs shaded terraces,...
Located 9.8 km from Puichéric30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Guinguette d'Argens  
8.8
Argens-Minervois
On the banks of the Canal du Midi, at the foot of the castle d'Argens, discover La Guinguette d'Argens! The team this outdoor restaurant awaits you in a festive and friendly. In these...
Located 12.2 km from Puichéric32 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 5 bedroomsLe Clos de Vènes (anc. Secrets d'Aude)    
9.3
Saint-Couat-d'Aude
Sylvie and Christophe welcome you in their large mansion of the 19th in a charming little village in the Minervois region, surrounded by vineyards, bordered by the River Aude, close...
Located 2.3 km from Puichéric75 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsLa marelle    
9.1
La Redorte
At the heart of Minervois, only twenty minutes from the city of carcassonne, the Cathar castles and surrounded by abbeys, Sarah and Jean-Michel welcome you to this mansion located In...
Located 4.4 km from PuichéricFrom 70 € to 75 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLe clos cavailles près de Carcassonne    
9.9
Castelnau-d'Aude
Maïté et Bernard warmly welcome you to Le Clos Cavaillès. This Maison de caractère is situated in a small village in Cathar country, 2 km away from the Canal du Midi and half way between...
Located 4.7 km from Puichéric70 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 10 personsCyprès du Midi   NEW
Saint-Couat-d'Aude
Lovely village house, typical from the South of France, situated between Carcassonne and Narbonne, can accomodate 10 people. Endowed with a beautiful english garden with a big swimming...
Located 2.3 km from PuichéricFrom 345 € to 1195 € per week 
House for 8 personsMaison de village 5 mn du canal du midi  
9.4
La Redorte
House on 2 levels, comfortable furnished, 3 bedrooms 1 living independently. 8 beds. Possibility of 2 extra beds following conditions. Television in rooms and lounge, dvd player.
Located 4.4 km from Puichéric500 € per week 
Villa for 6 personsVilla Canigou   NEW
Azille
At the heart of the Minervois, in I pretty village of Azille a few steps from the Canal du Midi, the canigou villa with private pool and stunning views of the Pyrenees offers an area...
Located 7.1 km from PuichéricFrom 600 € to 900 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
90 places over 3,5 haCamping la pinede    
7.9
Lézignan-Corbières
This family campsite, three and a half hectares, welcomes you with sympathy, only 500 m from the center of Lézignan, on the edge of a fragrant pine forest, where you can enjoy a well...
Located 11 km from PuichéricFrom 14 € to 17.50 € per day 
76 places over 3,5 haCamping la commanderie     NEW
Rustiques
Camping located in the Aude 10 minutes from Carcassonne and its city, 2 km from the Canal du Midi, 50 minutes from the sea, 76 pitches in the countryside, in the heart of a small pine...
Located 11.9 km from PuichéricFrom 15 € to 23 € per day 
60 places over 1,6 haLe Moulin de Sainte Anne    
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Villegly
Located 12 km north of Carcassonne, 6 km from the Canal du Midi and from hiking trails and mountain biking. In lush vineyards, garrigues and pine forests, you will find 43 deluxe pitches,...
Located 15.6 km from PuichéricFrom 18.40 € to 28.10 € per day 

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HOTELS

Château de la Redorte - Hotel in PuichéricChâteau de la Redorte    
8.8
La Redorte
Château de la Redorte features rooms and self-catering accommodation in a castle sitting in a park. It offers a wellness centre, free Wi-Fi and free private parking. The guest rooms...
Located 4.5 km from PuichéricRoom from 56 €
Hotel Ô Fil de L'ô - Hotel in PuichéricHotel Ô Fil de L'ô     
7.5
Marseillette
This Logis is located in the Aude village of Marseillette. Guest rooms have TV, a private bathroom with a shower and free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. The Hotel Ô Fil De L'ô...
Located 5.7 km from PuichéricRoom from 60 €
Chateau De Jouarres - Hotel in PuichéricChateau De Jouarres    
8.2
Azille
This 18th-century chateau is located between the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean Sea, near the Canal du Midi. Set on the wine route, it offers free access to 2 swimming pools, a...
Located 8.1 km from PuichéricRoom from 27 €

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Cerise Carcassonne
Located 500 metres from the medieval citadel of Carcassonne, Cerise Carcassonne offers an indoor swimming pool, hammam, fitness room, and free Wi-Fi. The...
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